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Bearse USA Opens Facility in Puerto Rico

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

On Jan 1, Bearse USA closed to purchase all of the assets of the former Raine PR facility in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

They are going to re-open the facility in Q1 ’16 and have retained Scott Mello, formerly of Raine PR and Eagle Industries as the general manager.

Representatives from Bearse USA will be at SHOT Show next week to discuss your contract sewing needs.

Gear Design Contest Winner Announced

Friday, January 21st, 2011

There were 29 entries for the Gear Design contest. Thank you to all who entered. Truthfully it was a tough decision but in the end, only one entry could be chosen as the winner. Based upon true requirement, ability of the design team to develop an innovative solution and then transition the design to a product that will impact the warfighter, Kristopher Walter’s concept of a carrying solution for the AT-4 and M72 LAW was selected. The design team feels they can work with develop a solution that will be adaptable to numerous munitions and one of the big draws to this design was that it will affect a large audience since everyone is using rockets.

Anyone who has ever been stuck humping a rocket can tell you that they are a true PITA and based on the awkwardness of the load, there is a certain degree of design challenge involved. Congratulations Kris! Also, thank you to Bearse USA who will produce 50 samples for Kris and Juggernaut Defense who will work on the design. Look for articles on the process so you can get a behind the scenes look at the process of turning an idea into reality.

Only 7 Days Left

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

SSD sponsors Bearse USA and Juggernaut Defense LLC have teamed up to present the coolest contest we have ever seen. In a nutshell, you come up with an idea for a cool piece of nylon kit and if you win, Bearse and Juggernaut make your dream a reality.

Since unveiling the kit design contest last week we have had quite a few entries but if you think you are going to wait until the last possible second to enter, don’t. You have to enter by 2359 10 January, 2011 because at the stroke of midnight, the website turns into a pumpkin.


The Greatest Contest of the Year!

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Bearse USA and Juggernaut Defense LLC are sponsoring the coolest contest we have ever seen. Have you ever had a great idea for a piece of load bearing equipment but didn’t have the means to make it reality? Or maybe you have always fancied yourself a nylon gear industry tycoon who just needs that big break? Either way, you’ll get your chance. All you have to do is enter the “Greatest Contest of the Year” and convince the judges that you have the best idea around. Granted, it is the last day of the year, but you have to save the best ’til last.

To enter, visit contest.soldiersystems.net. You’ll find all of the details there. Please, feel free to pass the word.

How to Establish a Win-Win Relationship with a Cut and Sew Shop

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Tom of Bearse USA has a great blog on the cut and sew industry. He writes on a variety of topics but his latest article, “How to Establish a Win-Win Relationship with a Cut and Sew Shop” brings up some excellent points for those considering outsourcing.


MRAP Turret Hatch Cover

Monday, October 11th, 2010

From Bogert Group and Bearse USA comes a fabric turret cover for the MRAP and up armored HMMWV. Based on requirements directly from troops in Afghanistan, Bearse developed a cover to combat issues such as corroded ammo and links as well as slippage on truck floors and electronics faults due to water.

Bearse started the project based simply on a need from a unit in Afghanistan and worked with them to perfect the design. What is even more impressive is that they did it for free. Only after the final covers were fielded and they started to get more requests for the covers did they decide to work with Bogert Group to offer them. Designed to be affixed to the turret when not in use they not only keep water and snow out of the vehicle, but they also protect the turret itself as well as the interior from the effects of the sun.

Crafted from 500 denier nylon UCP material on the outside lined with a ripstop nylon on the inside it features grommets around the edges as well as bungees to help keep the fabric taut. Some of the improvements that were made to the covers while under development was the addition of extra materials around the edges so it would hang further over the lip of the turret and resist pooling water from torrential downpours.

To learn more visit www.bogertgroup.com.

Bearse USA

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Bearse USA

Although relatively unknown, Bearse USA has been in the contract sewing business since 1921 and maintains a 50,000 square foot facility in Chicago, IL. Their employees average over 10 years of experience and 20 or even 30 years is not unheard of.

Recently, they’ve been supporting the Army’s OTV and IOTV contracts and have produced over 200,000 vests and/or components. As Bearse USA does not produce their own line of tactical goods they are poised to support a wide variety of businesses who require surge support, particularly as part of a government contract. They have found that there are three major challenges to companies trying to fulfill these contracts: large quantities, short delivery schedules, and delays in awards. Bearse serves to augment a company’s capacity and to help them overcome these obstacles in order to get over the hump.

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Additionally, Bearse provides a great opportunity for the emerging company with some innovative design ideas based on real world experience. Although such a firm may be short on production know how, they can contract Bearse to facilitate production and make their concepts into reality.

What’s more, they offer capabilities not found in other contract sewing houses including a full time sample shop capable of delivering production quality samples. Additionally, they offer a fully equipped mechanical shop capable of designing and manufacturing equipment, labor-saving devices, work aids, tacker clamps, etc.

For production, they offer over 150 machines including single needle, double needle, long arm, cylinder arm, bar tackers, and programmable tackers. They can even provide screen printing services.

For more information contact Bearse USA
3815 W. Cortland St.
Chicago, IL 60647 USA
(773) 235-8710
(866) 6-BEARSE
[email protected]